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Director of Communications The Prince’s Trust

The Director of Communications is as an active member of the Executive Leadership Team, leading all aspects of The Trust’s communications, developing and delivering a compelling series of campaigns to enhance awareness and understanding, while being a strong custodian of a positive reputation.

  • Location: Any UK location
  • Salary: £75,000 - £90,000
  • Closing date: 9 a.m. Friday 26th August 2022

Here at The Prince’s Trust, we’re committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that’s representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives.


 

How does this role impact young people?

The Trust has an ambitious strategy to be there for young people and maximise our impact, strengthen our support network, build a better future for young people, and become one of the most diverse and inclusive organisations serving young people. To achieve our strategic goals, it is critical that we communicate effectively both internally and externally with a range of stakeholders which ultimately means we can be there for young people. This includes the communities we want to reach, funders, volunteers, and colleagues. The role is vital in ensuring we maximise our impact on young people by ensuring that the strength of the reputation of The Trust is developed and protected to ensure we have the funds and support available to benefit our communities.

What will you do?

  • Define PR/communications messages for initiatives, themes, campaigns, and partnerships from initiation through to implementation.
  • Ensure continuous improvement and focus on value through robust evaluation of communications activation.
  • Support the Prince’s Trust’s ambition to be the leading youth charity for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusiveness (EDI). To apply a strong understanding of EDI to all communications plans, ensuring that The Trust communicates effectively with all the communities it is seeking to work with.
  • Lead on coordination with Clarence House on matters relating to corporate positioning, media relations and key events involving HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Identify stories and opportunities to advance the positioning of The Prince’s Trust as the leading charity for young people through strong internal relationships and external liaison
  • Lead on the organisational design of communications at The Trust, ensuring that there is clarity of responsibility for communication across countries and functions, and communication policy and protocols are understood and followed.
  • As a member of the Executive Leadership, contribute to a wide range of challenges and strategic planning, closely supporting and collaborating with ELT colleagues ensuring a joined-up approach.
  • Build strong relationships with other senior leaders across the business, especially dovetailing strategy and planning with the Director of Brand and Marketing
  • Manage the communications budget effectively, including staff and non-staff costs. Ensuring that procurement guidelines are met and spend is value driven.
  • Manage negotiation and contracts with PR agencies and suppliers, as necessary.

The skills you'll bring

  • Deep knowledge of the UK media
  • Understanding of UK political/policy-making processes across the range of governmental and non-governmental levels
  • Awareness of current media agenda and public campaigns
  • Strong understanding of equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
  • Significant experience of working in a leadership role, leading a communications function.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop and inspire a team of communication professionals
  • Experience in financial management
  • Direct media management of sensitive issues, high-profile event PR and partnership reciprocation
  • Experience in working in a cross-functional leadership team with broad leadership responsibility.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please email a CV to our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Simon Callaghan | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk

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    Timetable

    Closing date: 9 a.m. Friday 26th August 2022

    Candidates informed of outcome: w/c 29th August 2022

    First Stage Interviews: Monday 5th September 2022 (virtual via Teams)

    Second Stage Interviews: Wednesday 14th September 2022 (in London)

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